Friday, February 21, 2014

Lunenburg: ER Closure At Fishermen's

The emergency department at the hospital in Lunenburg will be temporarily closed this afternoon. The closure will began at 2:00p.m. It will reopen at 7:30am Saturday morning. Residents needing emergency care will need to go to the regional hospital in Bridgewater or call 9-1-1.

Mustangs Open Series Against Top-Ranked Halifax

The Charlies Pizza South Shore Mustangs will play their first semi-final series in 12 years. The Mustangs open up their best-of-seven series against the top-ranked Halifax McDonalds this weekend. The Stangs are coming off a series win over Valley. However, they were winless against Halifax in five games during the regular season. Assistant Coach Don Dodman says the team is ready for the task.

Game one will be held Saturday night at 7pm at the Halifax Forum. The two teams will also meet Sunday afternoon at 12:30 at the Forum before the series shifts to Bridgewater for games three and four March 1 and 2.

Will New Yarmouth Ferry Service Meet May 1 Startup?

Will the Yarmouth to Maine ferry service be able to meet the May 1st startup date? That question is haunting business and politcal leaders in Nova Scotia now that the province has been asked for financial guarantees for refunding cancelled trips. The ferry operator, Nova Star Cruises, has even removed passenger fare information on the route from its webside. Progressive Conservative House Leader Chris d'Entremont says the government needs to clarify whether or not May first is in jeopardy.

d'Entremont says if the province looks after the refund, will that be in addition to the 21-million dollars already guaranteed as backing for the service? He also says a problem like this, so late in the game indicates to him, closing the deal last fall with ferry operator, Nova Star Cruises, was a rushed job.

Chester: Worms Could Become Future Composting Source

The future of large-scale composting in Chester could be in worms. A group of students from Dalhousie University introduced vermicomposting to the municipality, which uses worms to consume organic waste. Councillor Andre Veinotte proposed the idea. He challenged the students to find a less labour-intensive operation.

The students have designed a machine and are looking to begin testing in early March. Veinotte says it could be a good fit, but they need to make sure it makes sense.

The municipality currently spends $200,000 a year to deal with organic waste. Vermicomposting would cut down that cost and make its way to Kaizer Meadow.

Higher Gasoline Prices

Gas prices have increased overnight. Regular self serve is actually past $1.40 now, selling this morning for $1.40.2 per litre. That's a jump of almost three cents. High test is at $1.49.2. Diesel has increased about a cent. It's selling this morning in some places along the South Shore at $1.48.7 a litre.